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Acute geriatrics at the front door.

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posted on 18.04.2018, 09:22 by S Conroy, S Parker
Older people with frailty and urgent care needs are major uses of health and social care services. Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is an evidence-based approach to improving their outcomes, as well as improving service outcomes. Geriatricians form a small proportion of the overall workforce and cannot address the population need alone, so all clinicians (doctors, nurses, therapists and so on) need to engage in delivering CGA as a process of care, underpinned by specific competencies - which can be developed. Delivery of this care pathway needs to be measured and improved as rigorously as campaigns like those for improving sepsis or eradicating methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus.

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Clinical Medicine, 2017, 17 (4), pp. 350-353

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Clinical Medicine

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Royal College of Physicians

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1470-2118

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1473-4893

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2017

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01/12/2018

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http://www.clinmed.rcpjournal.org/content/17/4/350

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